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Originally posted by AlienScience
With the Nick Pope AMA, I have quickly noticed that the ATS format is not very conducive to an AMA.
People can't vote good questions to the top of the list, so the AMAer will just answer first come first serve, this will result in some really good questions being missed.
And unless the AMAer uses the "quote" functionality instead of the "reply" functionality, I don't know what he is answering unless I go back to the original post.
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
reply to post by SecretKnowledge
But then it wouldn't be ask me anything it would be ask me whats popular. No offense but I think that's a terrible idea.
Originally posted by gillyp17
I know i should read private messages and stuff but i don't, and i dont think im on my own in this, but seeing as the AMA with Nick Pope had a few post querying whether it was the real Nick, leading to a clarification post by you, would it not be better if Skeptic or yourself headlined the thread and then introduced the guest?
I wasn't counting but yes the same questions were asked multiple times. Not only that, but late in the thread Nick Pope said he had a "FAQ" on his website that answered some of the questions asked.
Originally posted by SecretKnowledge
he only answered the more 'popular' topics anyway.
some questions were asked 10+ times
I strongly disagree about limiting posters to 1 question
One question per post as Mr Pope suggested is reasonable.
However, many of us who ask multiple questions asked--imho-- on average more interesting, fitting, answerable etc. types of questions than 20 questions that were redundant
Some of us are used to asking questions, interviewing people professionally. Why should our skills not be available to such threads and to ATS with such social stars in various fields interesting to ATS members???
Tom Carey has a BS degree in Business Administration from Temple University, a Masters Degree in Anthropology from California State University, Sacramento, and he also received a fellowship to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Toronto. Tom became interested in UFOs while in high school and rekindled that interest in 1986 when he became the MUFON State Section Director for Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Since 1991, Tom's research has focused solely on the so-called "Roswell Incident" that occurred near the town of Roswell, New Mexico in July, 1947. Tom also became a Special Investigator for CUFOS [the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies] in 1992 and served on its Board of Directors from 1997 through 2001. Tom has appeared as a guest on a number of radio and television shows concerning the Roswell Incident as well as appearing in several filmed documentaries.